Firefighter Crushed For the duration of Rescue at Two-Auto Crash in Hell’s Kitchen – Car or truck Incident

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Firefighter Crushed During Rescue at Two-Car or truck Crash in Hell’s Kitchen area – Automobile Incident

A firefighter was significantly hurt just after being crushed though making an attempt to rescue the occupants of a car or truck involved in a two-car crash on the corner of W42nd Street and 11th Avenue this afternoon.

Firefighters at the scene of the two-auto accident at W42nd Road and 11th Avenue this afternoon. Photograph: Danny Sayegh

The two vehicles collided at the junction in Hell’s Kitchen area just ahead of 3:30pm on Sunday. A single of the automobiles, a black BMW SUV, ended up perched at an angle on top rated of the other automobile. When FDNY firefighters arrived at the scene, they tried to stabilize the BMW and rescue its occupants.

The BMW rolled in excess of on to its aspect, crushing one particular of the firefighters. Bystanders rushed to help lift the automobile to release the firefighter. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital the place he is claimed to be in a critical but steady problem.

NYPD at the scene of the two-auto incident at W42nd Avenue and 11th Avenue this afternoon. Image: Deborah Heard

“As one of the firefighters was pulling out a passenger, the car or truck just tipped about on major of the firefighters leg,” Ben Arias told Eyewitness Information. “Even with a broken leg, the firefighter was ready to pull the driver out of the car.”

W42ST viewers sent pics from the scene displaying the incident beneath the swimming swimming pools at Life time Fitness at SKY.

BMW Crash W42nd St and 11th Avenue (bottom left) ignored by the Life span Fitness Swimming Swimming pools at SKY.